Property Appraiser – December 2022 Update

2023 Homestead Exemption

All qualified Florida residents are eligible to receive a Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots. To qualify for Homestead Exemption, you must own and make the property your permanent residence on January 1 of the year for which you are applying for this valuable exemption. Pursuant to Florida law, all assessments and exemptions are based upon the status of the property on January 1. If you purchased and/or made the property your permanent residence in 2022 and have not applied for Homestead Exemption, you can apply for 2023 exemptions at any time – there is no need to wait until 2023 to file your exemption application with the property appraiser’s office. You can easily apply online at https://web.bcpa.net

The timely deadline to file for all 2023 exemptions is March 1, 2023. You must make the property your permanent residence by January 1, 2023 in order qualify; however, you have until March 1 to timely file your application with the property appraiser’s office. The late filing deadline for all 2023 exemptions is September 18, 2023. For information about all the other exemptions available to qualified applicants, please visit the “Exemptions & Classifications” page on our website https://web.bcpa.net/bcpaclient/#/Homestead

Once approved, your Homestead Exemption automatically renews each year provided there is no change in the ownership or use of the property. If you have already applied and been approved for Homestead Exemption at your current property, you do not need to reapply for this exemption. You will receive a Homestead Exemption renewal card next month to keep for your records.

If you have any questions about Homestead Exemption or any other exemptions, please call 954.357.6830 or email me at martykiar@bcpa.net.

Take care,

Marty Kiar, CFA